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Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 2.8 - User Guide

Tool Overview
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Interface Connect to Resources Copy Sites Live Compare Copy Lists and Libraries Copy, Move, and Tag SharePoint Content Copy Alerts In-Place Tagging of SharePoint Items Incremental and Delta Copy Forms Migration Workflow Migration Save Site to XML
File Manager Tab Drives Tab
Interface Overview Migration Job Structure Connecting to Resources Copy Google Drive Copy File Share Copy My Sites to OneDrive for Business Copy Tenant Copy Box Copy Dropbox Nintex Deployment
Security Manager Tab Term Store Manager Tab Administrator Tab Backup Tab
Interface Overview Backup Job Structure Advanced Search Retention Policies Storage for Backup Import/Export Backup Archives Connecting to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Connecting to Cloud Storage Hyper vs Classic Backup Setup Hyper SharePoint Online Backup Hyper OneDrive Backup Hyper Office 365 Groups Backup Smart Backup Classic SharePoint Online Backup Classic OneDrive Backup Classic Office365 Groups Backup Classic Mailbox Backup Change Properties for Backup Admin Management Scheduling Backup Jobs Backup Project Conversion
Help Tab View Tab Architect Tab Public Folders for SharePoint Tab Informant Tab Scripts Appendix

Password Encryption through the Essentials interface

To encrypt your password using the Metalogix Essentials interface follow these steps.

1.From the Help tab, select Profile Manager.
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2.Within the Profile Manager window, select Advanced from the left hand menu.
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3.In the Password Management section, enter your password into the Encrypted Password field, and then click Encrypt. Your encrypted password will appear in the "Encrypted Password" field. You can Copy this value from here.
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Password Encryption through Command Script

To encrypt your password using a Metalogix command script, follow these steps.

1.Start a cmd prompt and navigate (cd) to the Metalogix installation directory. cd c:\ProgramFiles\Quest\Essentials

2.From this location, run the following command:  Essentials cmd -encrypt yourPassword > c:\Password.txt

3.This command will encrypt the password "yourPassword" and save it to the file "Password.txt" located on the C:\ drive.  The encrypted password will be the last line in this text file.

Proxy Mode

If your system uses Proxy in order to connect to web resources, you will be required to set up proxy within Essentials also.


Selecting Proxy Mode from the help tab will set Metalogix Essentials to work through proxy mode for the entire application, saving users from manually setting up proxy mode within each wizard.

In order for Proxy Mode to work you must enter the proxy configuration settings.
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Proxy Configuration

Sometimes a connection to an Office 365 location can be initiated only with the help of proxy settings. 


To enable proxy mode please do the following:


1.Navigate to the Help tab, and select Proxy Mode.

2.In the Proxy configuration screen select the Enable Proxy option. This will allow you to enter your proxy configuration settings, or import the settings from Internet Explorer by clicking the Import Settings button. Click Save.
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The following is an overview of the proxy settings:
Enable Proxy - turns the entire proxy tool on/off.
Pac URL – URL value for scripted PAC proxy
Host - server name / server IP to direct proxy
Port - port for direct proxy
User - user account
Password - password for user account
Advanced Settings: Bypass - white list of sites where proxy should be ignored, URLs must be separated by semicolons.
Import Settings - imports values from Internet Explorer, recommended way to set up proxy
Save - saves settings and closes dialog. if checkbox active and fields are empty - error massage "Set proxy settings "
Cancel - closes dialog without changes.

Note: The Proxy option is active after the restart of the tool or when script is running.

Proxy Configuration During Product Activation

When you first install Essentials, you are required to activate the application. If your environment requires the use of proxy settings you can set them up before completing license activation. Do so by selecting Configure Proxy on the Registration window.

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